Roles in Archive: Speaker
Joanna Phillips is the Conservator of Time-based Media at the Guggenheim and focuses on the conservation of time-based media artworks. At the Guggenheim, Phillips has launched the first media art conservation lab in a US museum, and is developing and implementing new strategies for the preservation, reinstallation, and documentation of media artworks. One of her latest publications is the Compendium of Image Errors in Analogue Video, a first-of-its-kind reference work for conservators and curators who are in charge of video art collections. As a committee member of the Electronic Media Group of the American Institute for Conservation, Phillips is a founding co-organizer and co-programmer of EMG’s educational workshop series TechFocus. Prior to her Guggenheim appointment, Phillips specialized in the conservation of contemporary art at the Swiss Institute for Art Research in Zurich, and explored the challenges of media art conservation as a conservation researcher in the Swiss project AktiveArchive. Phillips holds an MA in painting conservation from the Hochschule für bildende Künste, Dresden, Germany.